Dr. Mitchell advises a broad range of companies on intellectual property (including patents, copyright, trademarks, designs and plant breeder's rights) as well as regulatory and compliance issues.
Dr. Mitchell has significant experience representing clients in intellectual property disputes. She has acted for companies representing diverse industries including pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, technology, consumer goods, mining and construction. Her work also covers intellectual property management strategies, including the exploitation, commercialisation, management and protection of intellectual property rights.
Dr. Mitchell's experience encompasses advising on the regulatory framework for therapeutic goods, cosmetics, chemicals and foods in Australia. In particular, she has advised a number of the world's largest life sciences companies on issues arising in the context of research and development, clinical trials, GMP, pricing and reimbursement, compliance with industry codes, advertising complaints and disputes with regulators.
Dr. Mitchell has been practicing for 14 years in the area of intellectual property litigation and advising and acting in contentious matters for life sciences clients. Prior to that, Dr. Mitchell practised as a veterinary surgeon.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Dr. Mitchell co-led the life sciences practice across the Asia Pacific region at one of the world's largest law firms.